Laura Donnelly to Star on Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Series ‘The Nevers’


“Outlander” actress Laura Donnelly has been solid because the lead on Joss Whedon’s upcoming HBO sci-fi collection “The Nevers.”

Described as “an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world,” the collection will likely be written, directed, government produced and showrun by the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator himself.

Donnelly will play Amalia True, “the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.”

“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” Whedon mentioned in an announcement. “She’s fierce and she’s funny — and I need both for the journey ahead.”

“Buffy” vets Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie are government producing and writing “The Nevers” alongside Whedon, with Bernie Caulfield additionally government producing. As TheWrap beforehand reported, filming on the present begins this summer time in London.

Best identified for her position as Jenny Fraser on Starz’s “Outlander,” Donnelly will subsequent be seen in Fox Searchlight’s “Tolkien” alongside Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.

Her TV credit embody Channel 4’s “Sugar Rush,” BBC’s “Merlin” and “The Fall,” and ABC’s “Missing.” On the movie facet, Donnelly has appeared in “The Program,” with Chris O’Dowd and Jesse Plemons, “Hello Carter,” alongside Jodie Whittaker, thrillers “Dread” and “Insatiable,” and the dramedy “Right Hand Drive.”

Also well-known for her theater work, Donnelly gained the Best Actress Award on the 2018 Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Caitlin within the West End manufacturing of Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman.”

She is repped by Jonathan Arun within the UK and CAA within the US and legal professional Shelby Weiser.

Deadline first reported the information of Donnelly’s casting.

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